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Preventing opportunistic infections in HIV (Beyond the Basics) Infection with HIV reduces the immune system&;s ability to fight infections. Certain bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms, which do not usually cause infections in healthy people, can cause infections in people with a weakened immune system; these are called opportunistic infections.

This website is a centralised source of information for patients on the types of infection which are associated with HIV infection. It also gives some information on infection prevention.

The resource can be found at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hivaidsandinfections.html

Author: Medlineplus

Published: 10/03/2014

Publication Type: Webpage